Rachel Kalpana James Borderline, 2010.
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Representing the Kashmir Conflict in Contemporary Art

Nadia Kurd
At a certain point I lost track of you. You needed me. You needed to perfect me: In your absence you polished me into the Enemy. Your history gets in the way of my memory. I am everything you lost. You can’t forgive me I am everything you lost. Your perfect enemy. Your memory gets in the way of my memory: — Agha Shahid Ali, excerpt from “Farewell”1 1 - Agha Shahid Ali, “Farewell,” in The Country Without a Post Office (London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1988), 7.

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